From virtual dance parties to hugs, here’s what’s trending on Google Search this week
People are also searching for “quarantine birthday wishes”.
Google has been sharing Search trends over the past couple of weeks. In the past, Search trends have highlighted that people are increasingly looking for good news and ways to help others in their community. Now, new trends show that people are increasingly looking for ways to have “virtual parties” and send “virtual hugs” to their friends and family among other things.
According to Google, people all around the world have been searching for “how to stay connected” more than ever before. The company says that last month, people searched for “how to keep in touch” four times more than they searched for “how to keep your room clean”.
Sending 🖥 love 💓: From a “virtual hug” to “quarantine birthday wishes” 🎁🎈, see how the world is searching to spread good vibes 💫 while inside → https://t.co/91B0jLaVqT pic.twitter.com/5czLAEZby5— Google (@Google) May 18, 2020
There was also a significant surge in Search for “virtual hugs”, “virtual flowers” and “quarantine birthday wishes”. The company says that people in the Philippines searched for “virtual hugs” more than anywhere else in the past 30 days. A similar trend was witnessed in the case of “virtual flowers” in Australia. Meanwhile, people in India searched for “quarantine birthday wishes”. This search was the strongest in India compared to the rest of the world in the past 30 days.
Apart from this, people all around the world are also searching for “virtual dance party”. “Searches for “virtual dance classes” are surging but “virtual dance party” is two-stepping to the top,” Google wrote in a Twitter thread.
Lastly, the company said that people all over the world were also looking for ways to get together from a distance. “The world is exploring ways to get together from a distance. In April, searches for tech that connects like “group call” and “group watch” hit all-time record highs worldwide,” Google added in another Tweet.
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